Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Black Gate - Dungeon Master Custom Dungeon

Black Gate
I'm a big fan of Dungeon Master. My husband and I bought the first one when we moved together,and we spend many fun hours playing and exploring. I know the game so well that my son used me as a walk through when he first played it. There is only one thing I can't remember, the location of the second vorpal blade.

Now I'm playing Custom Dungeons and Black Gate was the first one I went through.  10 levels and easy to run through in a couple of hours. Now I'm moving on to the Dark Abyss.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The most evil company in the world.

Roger Agnelli.
After clocking over 25,000 votes online, the world's second largest mining firm was declared the winner of The Public Eye, an annual awards ceremony organised by Swiss nonprofit, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland. The awards website notes that Vale is constructing the Belo Monte dam in the middle of an Amazonian rainforest, "with devastating consequences for the region's unique biodiversity and indigenous tribes." Last year's winners were Finnish energy corporation Neste Oil and South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti. Source.
 I went to Vale's home page to have a look at the demon, and I found green beautiful and happy photos together with messages like this: "As a leading global company in the mining sector, we are committed to sustainable development. To this end, we invest in the responsible, integrated management of economic, environmental and social issues."

As usual it's a case of looking good while doing bad.

Now I wonder how the average person in this world can do something to not support a company like this.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Feeling better means that I have a lot to do. All those things that have been dragging behind has to be done now. The result is that I'm running around trying to do it all at once. Now and then I stop to breathe and find some sort of focus, and then ... I keep running around in chaos.

I've planned to take it easy the whole weekend and give my soul time to catch up with me again. I'm not sure it will work, but I have to try or I'll drive myself into the ground again.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


All good intentions seems to have died a sneaky death. I'm still bulking up on food, my freezers, fridge and larder is so full I can't get anything more into them. I'm eating less candy, but I'm still eating it. And then there's the clutter in the closets that I've promised myself to sort out now in January. *sigh*

Well, the good thing is that we're finally getting the windows fixed. We've been on the company for one and a half years now and today it's finally happening. We have about 90 cm snow all around the house and the workers have to wade in it, but I don't feel sorry for them. They had plenty of time to fix it last summer but they never showed up.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The combination ...

The combination of no candy and PMS is making me a very unpleasant person to be around. I've tried just about everything that I can think of and it doesn't help. The sad fact is that the lack of chocolate is turning me into a monster. I want it, I crave it, I need it ... just like a junkie looking for a fix. Sugar-free chocolate don't help, I need the real deal, and I need it so badly that I'm willing to walk along way to get it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

What we have here is a failure to communicate ...

He's done it again. Instead of telling me something, he's been dragging it along for years. I can't read his mind and I had no idea he saw things that way. It's a classic, I saw no problem where he saw one. Instead of saying something he kept on going as the problem he had grew larger and larger. Me on the other hand didn't have a clue as to what was going on. Well, I did know that something was wrong, but my guess was far off the target and no help at all.

Thank heavens for long dull car rides, because I might never had found out if he hadn't been bored.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

And that's as far as I managed to go...

Last evening when standing in line at the grocery store I fell for temptation and grabbed a Japp. My two weeks without candy instantly turned to one week. That's not bad either, but not what I aimed for.

I'm now working on the installations on my new laptop, my husband gave it to me as an early birthday gift by the way. Some of the programs I want to use don't get along with the new windows version and I'm searching for updates.

Monday, January 16, 2012

I love this kitty gif.

I need a new playlist. I'm tired of all the music I have, but I can't find any new music that's worth buying. There is good music out there for sure, I just don't know how to find it.

It's time for some exploration.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I've decided to be very brave and daring.

I'll be spending money on myself. Shocking, I know. Instead of taking over my sons laptop I'll be buying my own, brand new. I don't have to buy a new since I have the old one, and I can take over my sons old one, but I really want something that's mine.

I like the sound of that, mine.

Perhaps it's the new cellphone I got for Christmas that have given me the taste for it. Now I've told my husband to pick one out for me, I don't know enough to do it myself, and next week he'll order one for me.


I need a new laptop, but I'm as always at the bottom of the list. In this case our oldest son is also in need of one and he goes first. The good thing is that I'll be able to use his old laptop instead of mine. The bad thing is that he and my husband can't get their thumbs out of their asses and buy him the new laptop. I keep telling them to get it done and nothing happens.

Meanwhile in another part of my life...

The fluffy snow in the photo sits outside of the kitchen window. There is a hole that's leaking heat from the inside that causes it. That should be fixed too. It's been one and a half year since we had new windows installed and they have still not finished the job.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I saw the sun! =)

We were leaving the hospital when it broke through the clouds for a moment. I love every glimpse I can get of it since it reminds me that brighter days are on the way.

No candy this far, but I did eat a sugar free cookie at the cafeteria. It felt as if I was committing a terrible sin, even though there was no sugar in it. Strange. I should know better.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One last piece of candy.

New rule for the next two weeks. No candy. As a diabetic I shouldn't eat candy, but I love candy too much and I keep eating it. Now I've decided to show myself that I can live without it. Somehow.

I've stopped smoking in the past. It was easy. I've stopped drinking alcohol, and that was easy too. However, I've never managed to stop eating candy, and I've tried many times.

I'll be counting the days...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A new road to walk.

After weeks of grey and dull weather we finally got a break. It's freezing cold but we could at least see the sky. I went for the first walk in a long time and I suddenly found a new road. It seems to be a temporary winter road, but that doesn't matter much since it took me to a place I had never been to before.

As I turned to walk back I had one of those moments. Suddenly it all had a symbolic meaning. I'm making changes in my life, I'm turning down a new road metaphorically, and there I am, walking on a new road.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I've started to read through some of the stuff I've written.

It's been so long since my mind was clear enough to do that. I'm satisfied with the basic story line, but I have issues with some of the things I added before and how the Main Charter lack personality somehow. 

I've also found a free program called yWriter5 that I find useful. It makes it easier for the to track the characters and the scenes within the story and I'm looking forward to use it to its full potential.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Brighter Days

I've put away the Christmas decorations and I'm feeling happier already. New and brighter days are on the way.

My doctor also prescribed me painkillers that work (finally) and I can get more things done around the house. It's well needed since things have been piling up when I haven't been able to do much of anything. The unfortunate thing is that my doctor only gave me 10 days of rest, then I'm without the pain killers again.

The photo is the last photo I took with my old cellphone. The sun at noon on the 21st of December. I was in a waiting room at the 6th floor at the hospital.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

In my defence...

The shrimps and the chicken was cheap, and it saves money to buy them now rather than later.

We had the house full for New Year. My husband and I expected to be alone and I had planned a nice dinner for us. Well, plans are doomed around her. Both our sons decided to stay at home and invite their friends. From being two for dinner we were suddenly ten. Thanks to my obsession for food I had no problem feeding us all. However, we had some problems squeezing them all into our tiny dining area.

The new year is here and it's now time to look over my food hoarding habit. Not even eight extra persons for dinner can justify all the food I'm storing. I'm dreading this since I really like having much food at home. It seems that I'm bound to fail, but I have to try to make a change anyway.